Des Moines is a village located in the Union County, New Mexico. It is located at the northeastern part of a volcano, Sierra Grande. Des Moines occupies a total area of about 2.9 sq. kms. and is located at an elevated height of about 6650 ft. above the ground level. Most of the local residents of the place are primarily villagers and they are mainly engaged with agriculture and other allied activities. Some are also involved in education and healthcare.